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Trainer Larry Jones - Road Warrior

Headlines for Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Trainer Larry Jones - Road Warrior Traveling Jockey Agent Sandwiches in Airline Career Five Louisiana Derby Entrants Listed in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Half of FG Oaks Field Part of Kentucky Oaks Future Wager   Trainer Larry Jones - Road Warrior NEW...

View the Contenders for the Louisiana Derby

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Friesan Fire Faces Nine in 96th Louisiana Derby

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 9, 2009) - Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farms' Friesan Fire, winner of the Lecomte Stakes and Risen Star Stakes, heads a field of 10 entered Monday for the 96th running of the $600,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby Saturday at Fair Grounds.[asset|height=12|width=1] The...

Rachel Alexandra Odds-On in Fair Grounds Oaks

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 9, 2009) - L and M Partners' Rachel Alexandra looms as the 4-5 morning line choice when facing five rivals in the 43rd running of the $400,000 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Fair Grounds. Rachel Alexandra, who first garnered national...

Graded Stakes Winners Dot Louisiana Derby Day Undercard

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 9, 2009) - While the focus on Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser Saturday at Fair Grounds will be on the 3-year-old divisions, some very accomplished older horses will run in the other four stakes on the program. All told, 21 graded stakes winners were entered...

Recapturetheglory Wins for Roussel Sunday at FG

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 8, 2009) - Former Fair Grounds controlling owner Louie Roussel III won his first race of the current New Orleans winter season when his trainee Recapturetheglory, co-owned with Ronnie Lamarque, took Sunday's $46,000 allowance feature by 2 3/4 lengths. Recapturetheglory...

Giant Oak Gets Saturday Breeze - Startling Block Briefly

Headlines for Sunday, March 08, 2009 Giant Oak Gets Saturday Breeze - Startling Block Briefly La. Derby Probable Free Country Breezes at Gulfstream Proudinsky, Soldier's Dancer Poised as Starting Highweights in Muniz Albarado Wins Four, Gets Out Of Town   Giant Oak Gets...

Gold Wonder Upsets in Allen Lacombe Memorial

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 7, 2009) - Kamel Sheena's Gold Wonder, under a heads-up ride by jockey John Jacinto, made the pace and finished strongly to pull an upset in the $60,000 Allen Lacombe Memorial Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds. The winner, trained by Michelle Lovell, lit up the tote...

More of the Best Wins as 'Cisco Rides Again

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 6, 2009) - Jockey Francisco Torres, sidelined by injuries for the last two months after a fast start to his local campaign, made a triumphant return to the saddle Friday by guiding More of the Best to a 2 1/4-length victory in the featured $44,000 turf allowance...

Terrain Drills Friday Bullet for Louisiana Derby March 14

Headlines for Friday, March 06, 2009 Terrain Drills Friday Bullet for Louisiana Derby March 14 Flying Pegasus Breezes Five-Eighths Thursday for La. Derby Theriot Returns to Top After Thursday Double Honest Man Assigned 121 Pounds for New Orleans Handicap March 14   Terrain...